Ed Driscoll

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: As Steven

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: As Steven Den Beste writes, “We believe in it. Europe doesn’t. The Council of Europe just outlawed it.”

I’d love to jump through Star Trek’s Guardian of Forever time machine (snagging Joan Collins circa-1966 along the way!) and see where this all plays out in 25 years. I was watching HBO’s Conspiracy last night, about the Wannsee conference of 1942. And while another final solution seems absurd, is there another set of Nuremburg Laws in Europe’s future?

I know, I’m sounding like an alarmist–and I hope to God I am. But then so did anybody who thought that the Versailles Treaty would set in motion a chain of events leading to a homicidal madman controlling all of Europe 25 years later.